Mark Berman, communications committee chair for the accreditation body for the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, said the group aims to finalize the prerequesites, application process and fees for potential third-party CMMC assessors by June 1, Federal News Network reported Friday.Read More »
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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the initial version of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements could be included in solicitations by November, National Defense Magazine reported Monday.Read More »
Katie Arrington, chief information security officer in the Department of Defense acquisition office and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said that DoD is looking to require suppliers of prime contractors to meet the foundational requirements for its new certification program, Federal News Network reported Friday.
Arrington will serve as a keynote speaker at the Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th.Read More »
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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said she believes the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program “will become a federal standard for the whole of government rapidly,” FedScoop reported Thursday.
Arrington will serve as a keynote speaker during the Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th.Read More »
The rollout of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as a mandatory contract requirement for government contractors working with the Department of Defense (DoD) is an enormous undertaking involving government, a newly established non-profit, many independent assessors who need to be accredited, and up to 300,000 firms in the Defense Industrial Base.Read More »
The accreditation body for the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program held a webinar Monday and board members said they are still working on the criteria, registration and vetting processes for CMMC third-party assessment organizations, Nextgov reported Tuesday.Read More »